The Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the school’s budget. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils. In 2013-14 the school received £58,800 in Pupil Premium allocations. In 2014-15 the school received £123,800, and in 2015-16 we received £166,180.
Pupil Premium Allocation
At Coppull Primary School and Children’s Centre the Pupil Premium allocation contributes towards the school commitment to support all children and their families to enable every child to make good progress and attainment. It helps to fund:
• A full time Extended Services Manager to further develop safeguarding in school, manage the work of the children’s centre and offering wide ranging support to children from nursery class to Y6 and their families.
• A full time family support coordinator to lead on early preventative work with families.
• A full time Learning Mentor to support school aged children and their families, working alongside the children’s centre outreach staff, working to remove barriers to learning.
• 1-1 tuition to support children looked after, and children in danger of underachievement as a result of gaps in their education in the past.
• Teaching assistants to deliver personalised catch up intervention programmes.
• Nurture group work to develop good personal and social skills.
• Parent and child homework clubs and family learning sessions.
• Extensive support to improve attendance and punctuality.
• Single age classes for the vast majority of cohorts.
• A range of out of school enrichment clubs.
• Subsidised breakfast and after school club places where appropriate.
• Assertive Mentoring assessment and tracking systems for progress, attainment and behaviour.
• School readiness programmes working with children and their parents
• Development of closer multi-agency working to support children and their families.
• Subsidised curriculum enrichment educational visits and visitors to school to further enhance.
Examples of impact include:
• At the end of Key Stage 2 (2016) pupil premium children outperformed their peers in writing (75%-63%)
• Current data shows that on some cases pupil premium children are performing ahead of non-pupil premium children, although this is cohort specific.
The following case studies demonstrate the varied use of pupil premium funding to support specific individuals or groups.
Case Study 1
Case Study 2
Case Study 3
The school is currently developing plans to continue to build upon these strategies during 2016-17.
The intended outcomes for these plans are:
• Children eligible for pupil premium close the gap on non-pupil premium children. Data across school shows that where pupil premium children are below non-pupil premium children, they close the gap by at least 10% by the end of the year.
• Persistent absence for pupil premium children is reduced to levels of non-pupil premium children.
• Pupils eligible for pupil premium on track to achieve end of term milestones in grammar, punctuation and spelling.
• Pupils eligible for pupil premium on track to achieve end of term milestones in maths.
• Further increase the impact of the Extended Services Team in providing vulnerable children and families the necessary support to ensure children are ready to learn.
• Decrease the numbers of children who are persistently absent from school.
• Decrease the numbers of children who are persistently late for school.